Minister: (Open balloting only way to end horse-trading: Shibli)

ISLAMABAD:Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shibli Faraz has said Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) firmly believes that open balloting is the only way to eliminate horse-trading in the Senate elections. Talking to a private news channel, he said the Prime Minister has conveyed his concerns over victory of Yousuf Raza Gilani in the center. He said PTI also has a copy of the leaked video of Gilani’s son. The MinRead More…

Minister: (Pakistan, China agree to hold over 100 events to celebrate 70 years of diplomatic ties)

ISLAMABAD:Pakistan and China have agreed to hold over 100 events to celebrate the 70 years of the establishment of diplomatic relations. According to reports, Chinese Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson Wang Wenbin said, through initial communications the two sides have agreed to organize the events in a wide range of areas including the political, economic, trade, cultural and military sectors. The spokesperson said thRead More…

Adviser: (Opposition’s talks about vote of no confidence, a misconception: Shahzad)

ISLAMABAD:Adviser to the Prime Minister on Accountability Shahzad Akbar has termed the opposition’s talks about vote of no confidence against the ruling party as their misconception. Talking to a private news channel, he said Prime Minister Imran Khan is the only political leader who took strict action against the parliamentarians of his own party for using malpractices during the last senate elections. He said malpRead More…

CJCSC: (CJCSC, Azerbaijan leadership deliberate upon various areas of bilateral cooperation)

ISLAMABAD:Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Nadeem Raza called on Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev in Baku on Thursday. Chairman JCSC, who is on official visit to Azerbaijan, also held separate meetings with Minister of Defence Colonel General Zakir Hasanov and other military leadership. During the meetings, important facets of defence and security relationship between the two countries cameRead More…

Court: (IHC orders removal of ex-ISI chief’s name from ECL)

ISLAMABAD:The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Thursday ordered removal of the name of former Director General Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Lt Gen (r) Asad Durrani’ from the Exit Control List (ECL), holding that there was “no basis” for it. The IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah ordered this while hearing a petition filed by Asad Durrani seeking removal of his name from the ECL. Additional Attorney General Tariq KhoRead More…

Minister: (Pakistan desires to strengthen trade ties with EU: FM)

ISLAMABAD:Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said Pakistan desires to further strengthen trade and economic relations with the European countries. He was talking to the envoys of European countries here on Thursday. The Foreign Minister said there are great opportunities of investment in Pakistan. He said despite Covid-19, there has been a significant increase in investment portfolio from European companies tRead More…

ISPR: (Bahawalpur Corps troops practicing drills)

ISLAMABAD:Troops of Bahawalpur Corps are practicing drills and procedures as part of annual winter collective training exercise Zarb-e-Hadeed. According to the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the corps level exercise is aimed at enhancing operational preparedness and synergy amongst various components of forces. The exercise areas covers vast expanse of desert and plains where the participating units are reRead More…

Minister: (Pakistan, Norway agree to enhance ties in diverse sectors)

ISLAMABAD:Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has expressed satisfaction over the Norwegian investment in Pakistan. During his telephonic conversation with Norwegian counterpart Ine Eriksen Soreide, the Foreign Minister appreciated the growing business relations between Pakistan and Norway. The Foreign Minister of Norway appreciated the role of Government of Pakistan in facilitating the signing of solar power proRead More…

PM: (PM proposes 5-point plan to provide developing countries fiscal space to recover from COVID-19 epidemic)

ISLAMABAD:Prime Minister Imran Khan has proposed five point plans to provide developing countries the fiscal space to recover from the COVID-19 epidemic. Address the opening ECO Summit, held virtually on Thursday, he said that the member states of ECO are severely affected by the COVI-19 pandemic and witnessed unprecedented health crises. He said that their economies have contracted, trade has declined, and poverty Read More…

75 more Pakistani scholars to pursue PhD in Queen Mary University London

ISLAMABAD:The Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan and Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have signed a Memorandum of Agreement for 75 HEC scholars to pursue their PhD degrees from QMUL in the next five years. In this connection, the British Council Pakistan organized a virtual signing ceremony. Executive Director, HEC, Dr. Shaista Sohail and Vice Principal, International Education, QMUL, Prof. Colin GranRead More…